Russia needs a new amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicle for its Marine troops 0802132
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|Friday, February 8, 2013, 11:26 AM|
|Russia needs a new amphibious armoured infantry fighting vehicle for its Marine troops.|
The Russian Ministry of Defense has formulated the specifications for the new amphibious armored infantry vehicle, which will conduct amphibious assault landings from the new French Mistral helicopter carrier. The Russian Navy Main Command requires that each vehicle would accommodate no fewer than 15 soldiers with their organic weapons and gear, and also mortars, automatic grenade launchers, portable air defense missile complexes and large-caliber machine guns.
The BMP-3F is currently the standard amphibious infantry armoured vehicle of the Russian Marine Infantry units.
"The vehicle must be of the proper size, much larger than the current BMP-2, BMP-3 and BTR-80. Consequently, its weight must total approximately 30 tonnes," Izvestiya's interlocutor at the Navy Main Command said.